| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
For the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, sorrel soup was a harbinger of spring. The wild perennial, a plant tough enough to endure snow, has fed humans in Europe and Asia for thousands of years.
Today, domesticated varieties are essential for...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Everson Royce in Pasadena is holding a special winemaker flight night Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. Winemaker Mark Adams from Saxum, where he is an assistant winemaker and from Ledge Vineyards, a solo side project in Paso Robles, will be on hand to talk...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Sip-tember cocktail competition: In honor of Julia Child’s birthday on Thursday, her hometown, Pasadena, is celebrating with the launch of a citywide cocktail competition. Starting with 64 drinks from 32 restaurants and bars, patrons can vote for...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:32 PM
So many memorials to Julia Child today, on what would have been her 101st birthday, it made me think of her once again. Perhaps the greatest honor I've ever received was that her family chose my appreciation of her to be read aloud at her funeral. I...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:07 PM
'Summer Tastes' at Jar: Chef Suzanne Tracht and her team are offering "Summer Tastes" at Jar, a three-course menu of seasonal eats. The menu, priced at $40 per person, will change each month and will be available nightly. The latest "Summer Taste" menu...
| Apr 6, 2013
Ever since I picked up my first Elizabeth David book, I've been enamored of her prose recipe style. And by that I mean recipes written in a minimalist way, not in numbered steps, almost as a narrative. No long reel of ingredients. A few sentences or...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:47 AM
How about a California rum to celebrate National Rum Day?
It turns out the Imperial Valley grows sugar cane and from that the folks at St. George Spirits in the San Francisco Bay Area produce an extraordinary St. George California Agricole Rum (formerly...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Here are a few highlights from a flood of food events and news just in time for summer.
‘Dead Chefs’ at The Residency: Micha Wexler (formerly at Mezze) and Mike Kassar will combine forces with Umamicatessen’s The Residency in a “...
| Dec 22, 2012
Once I lived in a place where winter temperatures regularly dipped below freezing, and my best friend was my goose down comforter. My downstairs neighbor was a Renaissance English scholar, and every year he did the whole Dickens Christmas feast complete...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The nonprofit organization that safeguards Julia Child's legacy has a beef with culinary retail giant Williams-Sonoma, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
The chain has been illegally using Child's name and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It takes moxie to play Julia Child any time, but tackling the role onstage a year after Meryl Streep nailed the beloved chef's bonhomie and trademark trill on screen in "Julie and Julia" seems especially daunting.
Yet Karen Janes Woditsch's Julia in "To...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"I love to teach, and PBS came to me looking for a real cooking show, one that would inspire experienced cooks - and new cooks - to get in the kitchen and really try these things,"...